From Wires Tapped to No Healthcare Bill

When President Trump tweeted

Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!

I wonder whether Obama was pondering suing Trump for libel?

I wonder whether he thought about suing Trump as a way of bringing things out into the open?

I think Trump can be belligerent, so he would have more to say on the subject if he was pushed by the threat of a court case. He wouldn't back down and he wouldn't shut up.

It would have been quite the showdown.

But now just a couple of weeks later, things have moved on a that tweet seems like light relief compared to now.

Now, we have something more important for the voters to think about - the end of the Healthcare bill.

It is hard to know what Trump's intention is. If he gave away part of the healthcare plan he wanted in exchange for a more onerous plan but knowing that his moderate allies would oppose it, then maybe he got what he wanted - a country that can blame someone, anyone, as long as it is not he who they blame.

In other words - he didn't care about the bill, he cares about gaining more of a grassroots force that will support him.

Or maybe he is clueless - it is hard to know.